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Mary Bernd

“Painting takes me to places that I dream about. I can go anywhere I want whenever I feel like it. I can control the season of the year in which I visit, the climate I’m in the mood for, and even my favorite time of day. And I only need to pack some paints and bushes!”

Mary Bernd - Yellow Hibiscus

Yellow Hibiscus 24” by 24”

Throughout her life, Mary Bernd has painted. As a child, she loved finger paints and paint-by-number; and, as a teen, she painted models of birds with fine details. Her penchant for details and fine lines led her to study both decorative and folk art painting. After many years of producing intricate works, Mary felt the need for change in her life. She expanded her horizons on large canvasses painting with acrylics and oils. The freedom of expression the large brushes provided was amazing and she began painting scenes of places visited, as well as imagined. She incorporates her impressions of form and color into each painting, hoping the viewer will be lured to step into the scene along with her. And, only occasionally, will you find a hint of fine detail in her work.

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acrylic/oil/mixed on canvas



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DePaul University, Schaumburg IL

Northbrook Public Library, Northbrook IL

Together, Master Class Show, Signature of Art Gallery, Glencoe IL

Schaumburg Prairie Center For The Arts, Schaumburg, IL

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Showtime, Master Class Show, Signature of Art Gallery, Glencoe IL

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Beauty of Glencoe, Signature of Art Gallery, Glencoe IL

Starbucks Art Gallery Barrington IL

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Barrington Park District Gallery Barrington IL

St. Sebastian Players’ Art Gallery Chicago IL

La Citadelle Art Gallery South Barrington IL